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Give your students a dynamic introduction to computer concepts and the issues that technology brings to our everyday lives. Known for its readability and breadth of topics covered, Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow will ensure that students are current and informed in order to succeed in our technocentric society. This Enhanced Edition contains a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter update section on the latest information on computer products, trends, and issues.
Introduction 1. Introduction to the World of Computers 2. Using Your PC, Windows, and the Web Overview 3. The System Unit: Processing and Memory 4. Storage 5. Input and Output 6. System Software Operating Systems and Utilities 7. Application Software 8. Computer Networks 9. The Internet and World Wide Web 10. Multimedia and the Web 11. E-Commerce 12. Information Systems and System Development 13. Program Development and Programming Languages 14. Databases and Database Management Systems 15. Computer Security and Privacy 16. Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment *2005 Update* Reference and Resource Guide